Biennial Somerset Bendigo Bank Art Awards 2019

Friday 26 July 2019

Entries now open

It is with great excitement that we can now announce that entry is now open for the Biennial Somerset Bendigo Bank Art Awards 2019. We have $11,000 in prize money this year thanks to the generosity of our sponsors Bendigo Bank and many other businesses in the Somerset region.

Judges - Beata Batorowicz, Assoc. Professor (Spatial Construction - Visual Arts), University of Southern Queensland, and Doug Spowart, a cross-disciplinary visual artist with several formal qualifications, including a PhD in Visual Arts, and an arts practice encompassing photography, photo-books, artist's books and digital media. Together they will select the winners of all prizes, except the People's Choice. Yes, this year we have a few changes including the introduction of a People's Choice Award where the public vote for their favourite artwork, and we have a new category, Textile Art - The Hetty van Boven Textile Award sponsored by the van Boven family together with donations from the Somerset community. So now is the time to start preparing as we don't accept late entries

Ways to enter

  • Online - check out our website and submit the online entry form and then forward payment via direct bank transfer or post us a cheque.
  • Email - print out the  PDF entry form attached to this email (also available to download from our website), complete it and either scan and email it back to us OR post it to us with a cheque or pay via direct bank transfer.
  • Printed Entry Form - pick up a printed entry at various locations throughout the Somerset Region. This year we are reducing our 'footprint' so there will be a very limited number of printed entry forms available. Please help us out this year by entering electronically if at all possible.

If you have any questions please check out our website first as we have full details posted over multiple pages, including the full Terms and Conditions and a page on tips for preparing your artworks. We are also on Facebook and Twitter so please like and follow our pages for Art Awards updates over the following months.

We look forward to receiving all your fabulous entries and celebrating with you at the Gala Opening Night on Friday 26 July, 2019 (tickets available to purchase with entry)

LeAnne Vincent